At the end of summer I visited a few of the local berry farms to stock up on frozen berries. They were lovely quality and very well priced and it is great to have them as a fallback for some colour and variety when the winter feels like it is dragging on. My daughter especially loves them with icecream for dessert and I figure that although one probably cancels the other out at least she is getting something good into her!
I recently had my nephews to stay so we hauled out the waffle maker and the maple syrup, then popped some frozen strawberries into a bowl with some vanilla sugar and gave them a good burst in the microwave. They turned into 'melted' strawberries (as my daughter has coined them), not quite a syrup, but not quite a conserve either! They were delicious with the crispy waffles and provided something a little more special for breakfast.
For the waffle recipe I used one from The Best of Annabel Langbein: Great Food For Busy Lives (revised and expanded edition) which I have just bought and have started a list of all the lovely things in it I would like to make!
Old Fashioned Waffles
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
3 eggs separated
2 1/4 c flour
3 tsp baking powder
100g butter, melted
Beat together milk, salt and egg yolks, mix flour and baking powder. Once combined, add the melted butter and beat until smooth. Leave to stand about 2 hours. Beat egg whites until stiff then fold into mix. Pour about 3/4 c of mix onto hot buttered waffle iron and close. Cook until golden brown. Makes 8-10 waffles.